But yesterday, Obama admitted he isn't very persuasive with people who are merely on the other side of the aisle in Congress; you know, Republicans:
Berman: You're a very persuasive man, you have a certain amount of influence with your own party, could you have done more, should you have done more, before the House vote yesterday to lobby for votes?
Obama: Oh, absolutely, not because -- if you think about it, there was a deal struck between [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi and Republican [Minority House] leader [John] Boehner.
The Democrats were supposed to get 120 votes, they got 140 so there was no sense on the Democratic side that we weren't following through on our commitments and apparently there were some problems on that side.
I don't think me calling House Republican members would have been that helpful,
I tend not to be that persuasive on that side of the aisle.
Despite admitting he can't persuade Republicans, Obama has made TALKING to America's ENEMIES the centerpiece of his foreign policy: he wants to TALK more to Iran; he wants to TALK more to North Korea; he wants to TALK more with Chavez - and so on:
WELL, ER UM... IF OBAMA BELIEVES THAT CAN'T PERSUADE REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS ON ANYTHING, THEN WHAT MAKES HIM THINK HE CAN CHANGE OUR ENEMIES OVERSEAS!?
IT MAKES NO SENSE.
MORE IMPORTANTLY: WHAT MAKES YOU THINK OBAMA CAN IF HE STATES HE CAN'T!?!?!?